October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dave Barry vists campus

“That’s very funny, David, but you can’t joke your way through life,” teachers told Dave Barry in school. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and novelist opened his book-promoting speech at Lisner Auditorium last night by addressing the question of where he finds his ideas. His answer – where he lives, sunny Miami, Fla. “Many […]

Letter: Remember Columbus Day

This coming Monday is Columbus Day. The majority of universities in the nation get this day off, but like many other holidays George Washington does not. Columbus Day stands for something much more then a simple day off from school. Christopher Columbus is an Italian hero, an American hero and an Italian-American hero. My grandfather […]

Greek Briefs

Delta Gamma wins sorority soccer title Seven sororities competed in a soccer tournament hosted by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity Sunday afternoon near the Washington Monument. Delta Gamma defeated Kappa Kappa Gamma in the final game to win the Beta Cup. Beta Theta Pi members acted as coaches, referees, linesmen and cheerleaders in support of […]

GW alumna recounts ground zero tale

On the morning of Sept. 10, 2001 Robyn Walensky went to work as usual, a reporter for the Associated Press Network Radio in New York. She was covering volatile markets at the New York Stock Exchange. That day she ate lunch outside the World Trade Center. The following day Walensky was assigned to cover the […]

Web Extra: Men’s Water Polo Comes Up Short

The men’s water polo team put forth its best defensive effort of the season, but unbalanced scoring cost the team another game in the Colonials 9-8 loss to conference-rival Johns Hopkins University Wednesday night at the Smith Center, head coach Scott Reed said. Junior Pat Dodge dominated the Colonials’ offensive, scoring five goals in the […]

Around Campus

University dedicates MC ballroom About 100 administrators and city officials snacked on cheese, crackers and desserts for a Wednesday morning reception to dedicate the third floor Marvin Center Grand Ballroom the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he was “resisting the temptation to kiss” foundation president Calvin Cafritz […]

INTERVIEW: Fight Club author on Satanic Santas and necrophilia

“Anytime you start talking about dead babies, necrophilia and end up desecrating the body of that dead baby you tend to get into some really edgy territory.” There it is – insight into the mind of Chuck Palahniuk, writer of the “Fight Club” novel and collaborator on the film edition starring Ed Norton and Brad […]

Recent shootings strike fear

Police are investigating a shooting in Manassas, Va. that occurred Wednesday night and may be connected to the same gunman as a weeklong series of shootings in D.C. and city suburbs. CNN reported a man was shot while pumping gas at about 8:15 p.m. Police are looking for two white males in a white vehicle, […]

INTERVIEW: The guy who wrote Pulp Fiction?

Intercourse veiled in the dark shadow of winter’s eve. Crouched in the back room, a group of shady businessmen watch as a decidedly maniacal fireman and maintenance man find despicable reasons to “fix the pipes” in a busty young 20-something’s apartment. It’s just another adult film, but disconcerting all the same. Imagine all that could […]

SJT endorses controversial letter

More than 300 university presidents, including GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, recently endorsed a statement calling for “intimidation-free campuses” that would prevent future anti-Semetic attacks among college students. The statement, which stemmed from attacks against Jewish students on college campuses in recent months, caused at least one president to withdraw his support because of its […]